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Friday, June 05, 2009      1 comments

Inhale….exhale…..dipping toes into the cool, soft, white cotton socks. Inhale….exhale…reach over for shoes. Running shoes. Broken in. comfortable. Spread the laces…lift the tongue…feed my foot into the shoe’s eager open mouth. Pull laces ... Read more
A road less traveled
Thursday, June 04, 2009      3 comments

Hello again my friends. The air is nearly still, the crickets are alive and singing tonight. IT is warm for us up here but not unbearable. Mother Nature is laying her blanket of stars upon us to the east and there is still a bit of sun on the... Read more
Moving on down the road
Wednesday, June 03, 2009      1 comments

Moving on down the road, while not yellow-bricked, it is still leading me on a grand journey. Today we made it in to another town, Davenport. While Davenport is the county seat, it is another small town in this rural agricultural area. But th... Read more
I see skies of blue....
Tuesday, June 02, 2009      2 comments

What a gorgeous sunset! The sky is a pale shade of blue painted with wisps of clouds turning to a slippery watercolor of pinks and oranges towards the horizon. The breeze is rustling the wheat, tall grasses, and leaves in the trees. Close you... Read more
On the road again
Sunday, May 31, 2009      2 comments

Today we are in Lincoln County and have made our way to the town of Reardan, Washington. As of 2009, Reardan's population stands at 598 people. The mean home price is $178.415. It was incorporated in 1903. It mainly is home to wheat producer... Read more
This is your Capitan speaking...
Saturday, May 30, 2009      6 comments

This is your Capitan speaking and we would like to announce that we have finally been cleared to leave this location. We want to thank you for your patience while we have had to deal with issues in ventilation (latest bout of bronchitits) and e... Read more
Destination Unknown....not anymore
Monday, May 18, 2009      4 comments

The last week just seems to have flown by. My youngest was sick so, of course, all she wanted was the Mom. It made for long hours during the night and broken sleep. Friday evening she was no better and actually seemed worse so to the urgent c... Read more
Wednesday, May 13, 2009      5 comments

I have been stressed lately. My employer says they are doing fine but is letting people go. First it was 30+ due to performance, then another 100+ due to "performance issues" versus lay offs. Then it was the new hires that were leaving train... Read more
I walking in sunshine!
Sunday, May 10, 2009      2 comments

The last few days I have been walking and elipticalling my way towards Denali but have not had time to log my travels. So here I am...another 4.65 miles down the road. I am still westbound on highway 2 and inside Spokane County. It is current... Read more
Let the Games Begin!
Thursday, May 07, 2009      2 comments

Well I started my journey to Healy AK and the Denali National Park tonight. I am 4.4 miles from my home, WB on Hwy 2 just about in front of the Fairchild Air Force Base. The weather is currently 30% scattered showers with winds between 9-13 mp... Read more
Where in the world is Crissy?
Thursday, May 07, 2009      4 comments

Now that Bloomsday is over I have been thinking about my next goal. What should I train for? What next race can I do. Naturally, I want to do Bloomsday again next year and shave 30 or minutes off my time. But that is just under a year away a... Read more
2:17:14 - 245 pounds - priceless
Monday, May 04, 2009      10 comments

I did it!! All 245 pounds of me. I had a cold for the last week. I stayed home Friday to rest and try to get ready for the race on Sunday. Saturday I start to doubt whether or not I could get it done. Would I be able to make it to the finis... Read more
Biggest Loser and 1 pound
Wednesday, April 22, 2009      5 comments

I have not been one of those people who regularly watch the biggest loser. That is until hubby and I cut off the satelite service as a way to reduce the budget since his hours are being reduced all the time (but that is a story for a different ... Read more
Rocky Balboa Training and Hurt
Monday, April 20, 2009      3 comments

My legs hurt. More specifically my gluts, hamstrings, and quads ache. I have been ramping up my workouts for the 12K race coming up. While I may not be a runner - I still have to get my bod up to walking that far. I have been doing lots of w... Read more
Audrey Hepburn Vs. Roseann Barr
Friday, April 17, 2009      7 comments

When I was a kid, I remember watching musicals with my mother. One of my favorites was My Fair Lady. I wanted to be just like Audrey Hepburn. Tall, thin, graceful. beautiful. To this day, one of my very favorite "outfits" is the white mermai... Read more

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